Yarmouth ferry route operational again

Wightlink’s Lymington to Yarmouth route is operational again following an earlier suspension.

The service did not run Monday morning (August 27) following an engine fire on board the ferry Wight Sky while on its way from Yarmouth to Lymington on Sunday evening (August 26).

Services resumed again this Monday morning with the 11am Lymington to Yarmouth sailing of the Wight Light ferry.

Its sister ship Wight Sun is being transferred from the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route and a normal two-boat service will operate from 1pm.

The incident happened yesterday evening about ten minutes after Wight Sky had left Yarmouth at 6.23pm with 117 passengers, 10 crew members and 30 vehicles on board.

No-one was injured. The ship’s engine room fire extinguishing system was deployed. Wight Sky returned to Yarmouth and arrived at 7.11pm.